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Table 8 Estimates of heritability and genetic correlations between traits and their respective DGV

From: Accuracies of genomic breeding values in American Angus beef cattle using K-means clustering for cross-validation

Trait h D G V 2 h T 2 r g(DGV,T)
Birth weight 0.87 ± 0.03 0.37 ± 0.03 0.58 ± 0.03
Calving ease direct 0.83 ± 0.03 0.11 ± 0.01 0.64 ± 0.03
Calving ease maternal 0.95 ± 0.02 0.03 ± 0.01 0.67 ± 0.06
Carcass weight 0.84 ± 0.03 0.16 ± 0.03 0.80 ± 0.06
Docility 0.75 ± 0.04 0.34 ± 0.04 0.15 ± 0.06
Fat thickness 0.85 ± 0.03 0.20 ± 0.02 0.68 ± 0.05
Marbling 0.86 ± 0.02 0.32 ± 0.02 0.73 ± 0.05
Maternal weaning weight 0.86 ± 0.03 0.09 ± 0.01 0.41 ± 0.04
Mature height 0.89 ± 0.04 0.69 ± 0.04 0.34 ± 0.06
Mature weight 0.84 ± 0.04 0.34 ± 0.04 0.41 ± 0.06
Rib eye muscle area 0.90 ± 0.02 0.41 ± 0.03 0.73 ± 0.04
Scrotal circumference 0.82 ± 0.03 0.24 ± 0.03 0.68 ± 0.04
Weaning weight 0.81 ± 0.03 0.14 ± 0.01 0.49 ± 0.03
Yearling height 0.93 ± 0.02 0.40 ± 0.03 0.45 ± 0.04
Yearling weight 0.84 ± 0.03 0.39 ± 0.03 0.56 ± 0.03
  1. Heritability of DGV ( h D G V 2 ± SE ) , heritability of traits ( h T 2 ± SE ) and genetic correlations between traits and their respective DGV(rg(DGV,T)± SE) estimated from bivariate animal models